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GTA 5 coming to Nintendo Wii U?

The autumn always brings with it a raft of excellent new games to sink our teeth into, as we all come back indoors after the summer to settle down to some serious gaming.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, Assassin’s Creed 3 and FIFA 13 are just a few of the games we can’t wait to try out. But there is one game that is noticeably absent from this autumn’s line-up.

We’re talking, of course, about GTA 5 – the elusive next installment in the hugely popular Grand Theft Auto series.

It is now coming up to a year since Rockstar first released that tantalising trailer that got us all very excited. Since then, we’ve had virtually nothing to go on.

Save for a few screenshots recently, official information about the (supposedly) upcoming title has been non-existent – leaving the rumour mill to fill in the gaps.

We don’t even know exactly what platforms GTA 5 will be released on yet, prompting all manner of speculation. There have even been suggestions that it’ll make an appearance on the Wii U, but could it really happen?

GTA 5 on Nintendo Wii U

It’s hard to imagine playing a GTA title on a Nintendo console, but stranger things have happened and Nintendo is trying to market the Wii U as a more serious games console than its predecessors.

Launch titles such as Assassin’s Creed 3, Arkham City: Armoured Edition and Black Ops 2 show that Nintendo is keen to have the Wii U taken seriously. So why shouldn’t GTA 5 be included?

Not only that, but the Wii U’s gamepad could be utilised to great effect in a GTA title. With all the mini-games and additional features in a GTA game, an extra screen could add a great new dimension to the gameplay.

Other platforms for GTA 5

Most of us are expecting to see GTA 5 launch on Xbox 360 and PS3 – if it ever is released, that is. Yet the constant lack of information, especially regarding platforms, has fuelled speculation that Rockstar is waiting for the next generation of consoles.

If this is the case, we could be waiting for another year before getting out hands of the game. This is of course pretty unlikely; but then again, we thought we’d be playing GTA 5 by now.

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